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Course overview

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests, from screening cancer to diagnosing infection. Our vocationally oriented course leads to a professionally recognised qualification which is externally approved by the Health & Care Professions Council and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Chester Medical School.

  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Biomedical Science with us?

Biomedical Science is taught by enthusiastic academic and professional staff in modern, spacious laboratories housed on campus. Teaching and learning involves a range of methods including lectures, seminars, work shadowing placements, group discussions and presentations.

The academic staff are research active and continually strive to promote research within areas of biomedical science, in which they have published research findings and discussed their work at national and international conferences.

The entire course is integrated through a study of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders.You will also have the opportunity to visit National Health Service (NHS) pathology laboratories and/or the National Health Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) centres.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.


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